Amniotic Sac

The amniotic sac, or amnion, is a lining (membrane) inside the uterus that contains the fetus and the fluid that cushions the fetus (amniotic fluid). The amniotic sac is also called the "bag of waters."

Current as of: March 16, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine